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‘Queen of alternative facts’: Twitter demolishes Kellyanne Conway’s nonsensical voting-cupcake analogy

'The Pinocchio Presidency is suffering from disassociation from reality': Twitter has a meltdown at Kellyanne Conway's bizarre voting-cupcake analogy 

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While defending President Trump’s stance on mail-in voting, his senior White House advisor Kellyanne Conway likened standing in line to vote with queuing to buy a cupcake.

Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn, Wednesday, Conway argued that if people can stand in line at the usually-bustling Georgetown Cupcakes in D.C., they can turn up to vote in person.

“People very proudly show up and go to the polls. They really are…I mean they wait in line at Georgetown Cupcake for an hour to get a cupcake. So I think they can probably wait in line to do something as consequential and critical and constitutionally significant as cast their ballot.”

Her remarks come a week after she called Biden a frat boy for wanting a female VP. But this time, Twitter wasn’t having it for equating Americans’ constitutional right to buying cupcakes.

‘Delivery only’

Wisconsin Second District’s Rep. Mark Pocan drew attention to facts. He even used Conway’s own reasoning to show why it’s time that the U.S. gets national vote-by-mail.

The cupcakery in question repeated that they were open for delivery and shipping only.

More access to cupcakes

A hand holding a cupcake with teal frosting

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Others used the analogy to show how access to cupcakes (you can buy them online or make them at home) is easier than voting.

Some Twitter users also noted that it couldn’t be the same because, unlike voting, there isn’t a day when all adult Americans stand in line to buy cupcakes.

‘Listen Cupcake Queen, don’t f*ck with our rights to vote’

Others on the social media platform were genuinely furious.

Some others pointed out that while voting is a constitutional ‘right’ that’s afforded to all, eating fancy confections is a privilege. Summary: It’s not the same.

Some even wielded sarcasm as a weapon to say that, out of voting and cupcakes, one of them is constitutionally protected, and it’s not cupcakes.

‘There have not been a lot of cupcake lines lately since there are 100k dead’

Kellyanne Conway at an event

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One Twitter user pointed to a grim statistic: With more than 100,000 deaths from coronavirus in the U.S., there aren’t long lines anywhere anymore.

As coronavirus peaked unemployment and deepened the hunger crisis in the U.S., some of them didn’t forget hungry Americans outside food banks as they stood in lines that were miles long.

They also dubbed her Marie Antoinette, the one other person in history that asked people suffering to eat cake.

Things didn’t stay sweet

It got real mean, real quick as voters decided to reiterate who they were voting for.

Her intelligence was also questioned.

Either way, if Kellyanne is nicknamed “cupcake” henceforth, there’s one explanation.

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